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The ANSWER Coalition replies that, as Secretary Leon Panetta lives in luxury thousands of miles from the front lines of an increasingly brutal and seemingly endless war, it is easy for him to spout that ridiculous “stay-the-course” Vietnam mantra.
The same day that helicopter went down, U.S. troops attacked a residence in Helmand province, upping the record-high civilian death toll. In this attack, eight Afghan civilians including women and children died.
· Tax the rich and corporations
· End the wars, bring the troops home, cut military spending
· Protect the social safety net, strengthen Social Security and improved Medicare for all
· End corporate welfare for oil companies and other big business interests
· Transition to a clean energy economy, reverse environmental degradation
· Protect worker rights including collective bargaining, create jobs and raise wages
· Get money out of politics
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